Sin & Holiness (Afternoon Session)
Apostle Emmanuel Iren
There is a difference between what is Fundamentally Right and what is supernaturally right.
The Bible describes Sin in two words – Katah and Armatia. Both of them mean: to miss the mark.
To be Holy means to be separate.
Holiness describes excellence.
Holiness describes sacredness.
Holiness is not Moral Excellence.
If Moral excellence is holiness how about when the Bible uses an inanimate object as holy like the mountain?
Covetousness is a Sin.
Ephesians 5:3, Colossians 3:5
We are people devoid of greed as believers.
Covetousness in another context, God said you should do it. The Bible says to covet earnestly the best gifts, and covet spiritual gifts.
1 Corinthians 12:31
Is covetousness right or wrong?
There are some things that are wrong if you put them in the wrong context.
There is a type of passion that when directed at God is not wrong but any other thing you love like with that type of passion is a sin.
There is a dimension of sin that in and of itself is not wrong, it is just directed to the wrong thing.